I hated John Dougall when he was in the legislature due to his support of HB116
amnesty legislation for illegal aliens. Dougall was effective in preventing
E-Verify legislation that would have prevented employers from hiring illegal
labor.However, In my opinion Dougall is an excellent auditor. Local
school districts, cities and other government agencies have been getting away
with far too much. The auditor can do what the citizens are unable to do.
"Who else would you want to audit the state’s books?" A CPA.More than that, a CPA, with education or experience in forensic auditing. The
funny thing about auditing is if you aren't doing your job it's really
hard to tell until things hit the fan. And someone with as little actual
accounting experience really worries me as the state auditor. No accounting firm
or company with their own internal audit department would hire someone as poorly
qualified as Dougall to run that type of department. He can't even sign the
audit paperwork. Why is he good enough for the state of Utah?
I enjoyed reading this article. It would be nice to see more information like
this or more interviews. I am a state employee and a financial analyst. It was
good to read what john had to say and I think it is a good thing to help all of
us understand more about government positions and about the people who serve in
them. I think his attitude is great and it was nice to know more about this
position. I have worked with the auditors. Usually they just tell me what they
need and I find the information for them. How many positions are out there that
we should or could know more about? I hope to read about others. It is a good
"Who else would you want to audit the state’s books?" A CPA.
What has Dougall actually accomplished? A couple of booze trucks are now locked.
DN: Will you run for a second term in 2016?"JD: The answer I
always gave in the House is if I feel like I’m adding value then
I’ll run again. But at some point it’s somebody else’s turn.
This is not a career. This is an effort to improve the oversight, and then
it’s somebody else’s opportunity. Continual change and improvement
is critical." This guy gets it. We need more people like him looking out for
My experience says "bringing people together" is code for "letting
Democrats decide what should be done even when a Republican wins", so I
would be really happy with a whole lot less "bringing people together"
nationwide.And an auditor should be doing what it looks like
he's doing. We could use a lot more of them. Too bad the federal government
auditors, as a group, don't seem to be doing what this guy's doing.
Dougall also rhymes with bamboozal. Headlines, like judicial decisions,
don't necessarily make sound fiscal or monetary policy. Instead of
dividing people, the auditor ought to try to bring people together, something he
did not do as a legislator and doesn't seem to be doing as the State